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The Five Bells Harvester

London Road | Vange, Basildon SS16 5LD, England
+44 1268 553162
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Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible22%
2 weeks ago
“Peppercorn sauce too small”
4 weeks ago
“Better than most Harvesters”
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CUISINES
Barbecue, International, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
London Road | Vange, Basildon SS16 5LD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Having booked a table and advised that we had a guest using a wheelchair, we were confident that all would be well. Arriving in the car park there are clearly marked disabled spaces right next to the gate signed as "Wheelchair access". Great, in we...More

Thank jeanievgrant
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited during a down pour got sat on a table opposite a leaking roof watching the drips hit the bucket placed underneath. There were other seats available so a bit confused. Salad bar was clean and most of it looked presentable but croutons and other...More

Thank jomuckle66
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jomuckle66, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped of here last night with my mum & daughter, was seated straight away by our really friendly waiter. Salad cart was really good & our dinner arrived pretty quick. Was really nice food , nice staff , friendly people that sat next to us...More

Thank Sarahcooper123
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sarahcooper123, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Five Bells, Vange! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for drink with work colleagues. Food was horrendous. Will never eat there again. I was not well after it. Place was also too rowdy. The Haywain over the other side of the A13 is much betterMore

Thank Bedbears
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Bedbears, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. Here at The Five Bells, Vange, we are always looking for ways to improve; we appreciate your input. If you would be willing, we would like to have you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice restaurant with a wide choice of food and friendly staff a good bar for after dinner drinks and a large outdoor area with tables and chairs for warm evenings ample parking as well

Thank paul k
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Paul K, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Five Bells, Vange! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to many of these harvester restaurants, and quite a few times too ... Most tho are generally quite good value for money, but this one is definitely worth avoiding tho ... This must be the worst meal and experience we've ever had...More

Thank Mark W
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mark W, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. Here at The Five Bells, Vange, we are always looking for ways to improve; we appreciate your input. If you would be willing, we would like to have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come to harvester regularly and most of the time I have something different but on this particular time I ordered the 12oz rump steak which was what you expect for the price I mean it's no miller and carter but you know. The only...More

Thank danbrett1989
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Danbrett1989, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. Here at The Five Bells, Vange, we are always looking for ways to improve; we appreciate your input. If you would be willing, we would like to have you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ricky is the best chef in the universe 🍔🍗 Thank you for your good service. The salad was nice and fresh

Thank richarddunhill
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Richarddunhill, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Five Bells, Vange! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my grandson on a Tuesday lunchtime. As I am on a weight reducing eating plan I wanted something healthy. I ordered simply chicken which should have been - chicken, jacket potato and steamed veg. I was told there were no jackets but...More

Thank Patsiepoo
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Patsiepoo, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We pop in for a quick dinner from time to time. Although the menu is the standard Harvester menu we think that this is probably the best in the area (i.e better than Grays and Rayleigh Weir). Food is prepared well and the salad bar...More

Thank TheNorthernMonkey1
General Manager A, Manager at The Five Bells Harvester, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us.

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jonco2013
15 February 2015|
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Response from GrumpyTart | Reviewed this property |
I have never found any problems that aren't dealt with promptly and efficiently by the staff IF they are made aware. Did you raise your concerns? Or just take to trip advisor?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road | Vange, Basildon SS16 5LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Basildon
  • Phone Number: +44 1268 553162
  • E-mail
Description
At The Five Bells Harvester in Basildon food is fresh, full of flavour and just how you like it. Choose your tasty grill, sauce and side at our restaurant and we'll get cooking - while you head off to the famous Harvester salad bar to grab as much crisp, freshly prepared tasty salad as you like.
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